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Blue Maori

  • Photo of Blue Maori
    Adult blue Maori (Photo: JE Randall)
  • Photo of a juvenile Blue Maori
    Juvenile blue Maori (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Epinephelus cyanopodus

  • pale purple or blue in colour
  • small black dots cover entire fish
  • often irregular dark blotches over the dots
  • smaller fish have a black band on the end of the tail fin
Family name

Serranidae (cods and gropers)

Family description
  • bottom-dwelling (demersal) predators
  • highly regarded food fish
  • most have small scales
  • hard to see lateral lines and usually rounded to emarginate tail fins
Size and possession limits
  • minimum size 38 cm
  • combined possession limit of 5 for all cods and gropers
  • in addition, total possession limit of 20 for all Coral Reef Fin Fish

Further information